The financial exemption will apply if the sponsor receives income from any of the following sources:
– Disability Allowance
– Severe disability allowance
– Armed Forces Independence Payment or a guaranteed income payment under the Armed
Forces Compensation Scheme
– Mobility allowance, permanent attendance allowance, or disability pension under the military pension scheme
– Police Injury Pension
– Occupational injury disability allowance
– Caregiver’s allowance
– Caregiver’s Allowance.
This means that sponsors will not need to prove that they earn £18,600 (or more). However, it is important to note that if the partner qualifies for an exemption under the above, the applicant will still need to show that they have enough money to support themselves in the UK, as well as adequate housing ( not being able to resort to public funds) to get additional help, contact our immigration lawyers .
If none of the above exceptions apply, applicants can ask for exceptional circumstances to be considered by the Home Office. This may be possible, for example, if they can show that under human rights law their child/children would suffer if the application is denied.
If you can rely on exceptional circumstances, you will still need to prove that you have sufficient funds, but their source will be extended to include other reliable sources, such as a guarantee of financial support from another person.